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Jul 30, 2011 4:12pm EDT
. president obama is too committed to the european style of big government that his policies have set in motion. the democrats in washington think the answer is not to cut spending, but to raise taxes and keep on spending. democrats claim they would only target the privileged few. behind the scenes, they argued for much broader tax increases. the simple fact is, in order to afford the kind of government this president wants, taxes would have to be increased dramatically and for middle income americans, not just on the wealthy. job killing tax increases are the wrong medicine for our struggling economy. back in 2009, president obama admitted you do not raise taxes in the middle of a recession. this advice is just as true today. at the moment, more than 40 million americans are looking for work and cannot find it. according to economists, a healthy economy is one in which unemployment is around 5%. the unemployment rate today is 9.2%. we got more bad news yesterday. our economy grew at an annual rate of 1.3% in the second quarter. forced -- first quarter growth was 4/10%. raising taxes
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